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Sentenced to 7 years
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Nell Murphy on 14th January, 2018 wrote:
Robert LIDDLE was convicted at a Dublin Court Martial on 3 Nov 1840 for desertion from the Army. He had been absent 2 mths. Previous charge of drunkenness and desertion 4 mths & 6 mths. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Waverley’ from Kingston, Ireland arriving Hobart 13 Sept 1841.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: “Prisoner’s cook. Strongly recommended, excellent”.
Aged 22 yrs; 5’10” height; labourer (had been a soldier for 5 yrs 6 mths in the 99th Regiment); Protestant; fresh complexion; brown hair; blue eyes; tattoos.
Native place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Colony of VDL:
Probation period 1 year.
Station Gang: Flinders Bay, then Perth (Tas).
Work assignments in the Colony.
1844: absconded. Sentence extended 1 yr.
Several notes of misconduct.
3 Aug 1847: Ticket of Leave granted.
7 Dec 1849: Free Certificate.
12 May 1852: Charged with stealing money and wheat. Guilty. To be imprisonment in HM Gaol, Launceston for 2 yrs. Sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
2 May 1853: at Port Arthur - disobedience of orders. 7 days solitary confinement.
6 July 1853: at Port Arthur - disobedience of orders and refusing to work. 14 days solitary confinement.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 14th January, 2018 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-12,186,113,F,60. (prev. ), firstname: Robert, surname: Liddle, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: ,